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Type Locality : BOLIVIA: Dept. Santa Cruz, Bermejo, Refugio Los Volcanes, 18°06′S 63°36′W, 1000 m, semi-deciduous forest

Etymology : The specific epithet is a matronym in honour of Zoë Simmons (Head of Life Collections, Oxford University Museum of Natural History) who is one of the collectors of the specimen.


Male Activity

Two new genera, Bermejoa gen. nov. and Isiboroa gen. nov. are described to house the species Bermejoa zoeae sp. nov. and Isiboroa hamelae sp. nov., respectively. Two new species of existing genera are also described: Plesiopelma manni sp. nov. and Reversopelma herzogi sp. nov. Homoeomma peruvianum (Chamberlin, 1916) and Acanthoscurria sacsayhuaman Ferretti, Ochoa & Chaparro, 2016 from Peru are transferred to Isiboroa gen. nov., based on palpal bulb morphology and the absence of a stridulation organ. Consequently, the new combinations Isiboroa peruviana comb. nov. and Isiboroa sacsayhuaman comb. nov. are proposed.
Arachnology 19(6): 944-951

Habitat and Type Locality